Some teachers often say that you can learn English by listening to English songs, watching English films and by communicating to other people, but there is a one more interesting way of learning English in a formal and more intellectual way. This is learning through DAILY NEWS, yes! you read it right. Watching news doesn’t only update you on current events but journalist write in a more complex and more higher way, they use new vocabularies and even deliver a certain news in a very understandable way.
There are many ways to look for news articles like on television, radio, news papers. social media sites and electronic newspaper. News papers also evolved, they don’t only publish through hard copy news but also upload newspapers online.
Here are the reasons why watching news is far more helpful.
- You stay updated on what is happening around the world
News always give fresh information everyday, through these daily news English learners not only practice their English Skills but are also educated through societies happening. Another is that these news contain trending topics that is widely talked about by everyone, students can easily adopt to what the news is talking about and don’t necessarily have to ponder too much on what is given on the news.
- Journalist are known to be best writers
News writers undergone a training in writing, they may have the gift and passion in writing but they also had a long years of training before becoming a full pledge writers. Reading and watching how they write news is very different from creative writing. Journalists consider many rules when making their news, the headline itself needs a lot of effort so what more when writing the body. It will certainly widen you reading and comprehension skills.
- News writers use HIGH English Words and Phrases
Bluntly speaking, journalists write in a creative but formal way depending on what type of news they are writing – each writers have different style but they have one aim and that is to deliver a fresh news. But! these writers are also the ones who can introduce words to the public, they tend to look for a more simple and not very known word in the dictionary and bring it out from its chamber. An example of this is shown on the picture below. is says “Spy probe” Probe means= to investigate so it means “spy investigation”. You will not only think of the word investigate but you will also consider using the word “probe” from the news you read or watched.
- News is where common and helpful words can be found.
Aside from using highfalutin words, journalist also has a big influence for trending words that this generation use nowadays like “hashtag”, “selfie” and “twit” since news writers cover mass number of people, they can use a common word that everybody are already using. English learners can easily understand their words since majority of the news words are common.
5. News Provides Interesting Stories “Feature News”
News don’t only give straight and serious news, all news station gives a hard and light news stories and these light stories give an inspiring and light feeling when reading or watching it. You will not be bored while watching, instead you will certainly read more and more since these are stories by true people and by that you can learn from them and learn English at the same time.
So here are some news station where students can easily learn English For adults and young learners, here are some reliable News stations that you can watch and then ponder on. Remember the benefits of learning English through News and enjoy watching some segments from these famous news stations.
- CNN (Cable News Network)
- BBC(British Broadcasting Corporation)
- ABC News
4. Channel 1 News ~ This station is mainly designed for young viewers like people in upper elementary schools, middle schools and high schools.
Now that you know the different News stations where you can learn more English, Why don’t you start browsing your internet and search for different news lesson where you can enjoy your moment with the world of media while improving you English Skills.
Watch out for our next Blog. We are going to help you understand English through news.
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